Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 210 150
Rank change year-on-year -32 -60 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 385 549 918
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.25% 1.57% 2.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.64% 5.05% 6.96%
Number of salaries quoted 316 467 826
South East median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -0.81%
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,692 £25,750
90th Percentile £61,875 £58,750 £58,250
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MCSE is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8292 10877 13187
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.92% 31.10% 30.97%
Number of salaries quoted 6736 8749 10578
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSE in the South East.

Salary trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in the South East over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey -5 116 £40,000 +6.67% 4
Thames Valley -47 107 £43,250 +1.76% 6
Hampshire -5 95 £40,000 +6.67% 5
Berkshire -43 59 £48,750 +2.63% 3
Buckinghamshire +4 37 £38,500 -3.75% 3
Kent +7 33 £32,500 +14.04%
West Sussex +10 30 £45,000 -14.29% 2
Oxfordshire -6 11 £45,000 +27.66%
East Sussex -8 6 £47,500 -
Middlesex +15 3 - -
Home Counties - 1 £40,000 -
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 385 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 277 (71.95%) Windows
3 276 (71.69%) Microsoft
4 215 (55.84%) Active Directory
5 205 (53.25%) VMware
6 183 (47.53%) Windows Server
7 153 (39.74%) VMware Infrastructure
8 133 (34.55%) MS Exchange
9 132 (34.29%) Office 365
10 131 (34.03%) Hyper-V
11 129 (33.51%) MCSA
12 127 (32.99%) Firewall
13 120 (31.17%) Cisco Certification
14 116 (30.13%) Windows Server 2012
15 110 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
16 106 (27.53%) ITIL
17 103 (26.75%) MCP
18 100 (25.97%) SQL Server
19 99 (25.71%) Microsoft Azure
20 98 (25.45%) Cisco
21 95 (24.68%) CCNA
22 74 (19.22%) SQL
23 71 (18.44%) WAN
23 71 (18.44%) SAN
24 70 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
25 68 (17.66%) Exchange Server 2010
26 67 (17.40%) Citrix
27 64 (16.62%) Windows 10
28 63 (16.36%) PowerShell
29 60 (15.58%) Linux

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 133 (34.55%) MS Exchange
2 70 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
3 68 (17.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 50 (12.99%) SharePoint
5 40 (10.39%) IIS
6 36 (9.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 36 (9.35%) Skype for Business
7 19 (4.94%) SharePoint Server
8 15 (3.90%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.52%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.26%) Documentum
13 1 (0.26%) Site Server
Applications
1 51 (13.25%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.52%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 132 (34.29%) Office 365
2 99 (25.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.34%) IaaS
5 4 (1.04%) PaaS
6 3 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.78%) SaaS
7 2 (0.52%) G Suite
8 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 127 (32.99%) Firewall
2 71 (18.44%) SAN
2 71 (18.44%) WAN
3 57 (14.81%) LAN
4 56 (14.55%) TCP/IP
5 50 (12.99%) DNS
6 43 (11.17%) DHCP
7 39 (10.13%) VPN
8 37 (9.61%) VoIP
9 28 (7.27%) Skype
10 27 (7.01%) Network Security
10 27 (7.01%) Remote Desktop
10 27 (7.01%) VLAN
11 16 (4.16%) Cisco IOS
11 16 (4.16%) Internet
12 15 (3.90%) MPLS
13 14 (3.64%) Cisco PIX
13 14 (3.64%) DSL
13 14 (3.64%) Ethernet
13 14 (3.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (25.97%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (3.12%) MongoDB
4 9 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.82%) Redis
5 7 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.30%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.52%) MS Access
8 2 (0.52%) MySQL
8 2 (0.52%) OLAP
8 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.26%) Big Data
9 1 (0.26%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.30%) JIRA
3 1 (0.26%) Redmine
General
1 42 (10.91%) Finance
2 7 (1.82%) Banking
2 7 (1.82%) Legal
3 6 (1.56%) Local Government
4 5 (1.30%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.04%) Electronics
6 3 (0.78%) Back Office
6 3 (0.78%) Games
6 3 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.52%) Automotive
7 2 (0.52%) Marketing
8 1 (0.26%) Advertising
8 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.26%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 68 (17.66%) Support Engineer
2 51 (13.25%) Architect
2 51 (13.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 46 (11.95%) IT Support
4 45 (11.69%) Analyst
5 44 (11.43%) Consultant
6 42 (10.91%) IT Engineer
7 40 (10.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 34 (8.83%) Administrator
9 33 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support
10 32 (8.31%) 2nd Line Support
10 32 (8.31%) Server Engineer
10 32 (8.31%) Support Analyst
11 27 (7.01%) IT Support Engineer
12 25 (6.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 24 (6.23%) Infrastructure Support
14 22 (5.71%) IT Consultant
14 22 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
15 21 (5.45%) Windows Engineer
16 20 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.08%) .NET
2 6 (1.56%) CSS
3 4 (1.04%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.04%) XSLT
4 2 (0.52%) HTML
4 2 (0.52%) Middleware
4 2 (0.52%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.52%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.26%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.26%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.26%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 56 (14.55%) Data Centre
2 36 (9.35%) Clustering
3 19 (4.94%) Driving Licence
4 17 (4.42%) Replication
5 14 (3.64%) Computer Science
5 14 (3.64%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.56%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.56%) PKI
8 3 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.52%) iPad
9 2 (0.52%) Kindle
9 2 (0.52%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.52%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.26%) HP Storage
10 1 (0.26%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.26%) iPhone
10 1 (0.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 277 (71.95%) Windows
2 183 (47.53%) Windows Server
3 116 (30.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 110 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 64 (16.62%) Windows 10
6 60 (15.58%) Linux
7 59 (15.32%) Windows 7
8 39 (10.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 36 (9.35%) Windows 8
10 22 (5.71%) Mac OS X
11 19 (4.94%) CentOS
12 9 (2.34%) Windows XP
13 8 (2.08%) Ubuntu
14 7 (1.82%) Android
15 5 (1.30%) Apple iOS
16 4 (1.04%) Unix
16 4 (1.04%) Windows 2000
16 4 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (27.53%) ITIL
2 51 (13.25%) High Availability
3 48 (12.47%) Presales
4 39 (10.13%) Project Management
5 38 (9.87%) Service Delivery
6 33 (8.57%) Migration
7 31 (8.05%) Time Management
8 30 (7.79%) Problem Management
9 29 (7.53%) ITIL V3
10 24 (6.23%) Incident Management
10 24 (6.23%) TOGAF
11 22 (5.71%) CRM
11 22 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
11 22 (5.71%) Information Security
12 18 (4.68%) Release Management
13 17 (4.42%) Change Management
14 16 (4.16%) Customer Engagement
14 16 (4.16%) Integration Testing
14 16 (4.16%) Load Balancing
14 16 (4.16%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 74 (19.22%) SQL
2 63 (16.36%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.60%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.56%) Python
5 4 (1.04%) C
6 2 (0.52%) VBScript
7 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.26%) C#
7 1 (0.26%) Java
7 1 (0.26%) Korn
Qualifications
1 385 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 129 (33.51%) MCSA
3 120 (31.17%) Cisco Certification
4 103 (26.75%) MCP
5 95 (24.68%) CCNA
6 59 (15.32%) MCITP
7 58 (15.06%) Degree
8 51 (13.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 36 (9.35%) Security Cleared
10 35 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
11 27 (7.01%) CCNP
12 23 (5.97%) CCA
13 21 (5.45%) MCTS
13 21 (5.45%) SC Cleared
14 17 (4.42%) CCIE
15 14 (3.64%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
16 13 (3.38%) ITIL Certification
17 12 (3.12%) A+ Certification
18 10 (2.60%) Network+ Certification
19 9 (2.34%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.23%) SLA
2 20 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.86%) PCI DSS
4 9 (2.34%) ISO 9001
5 4 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (1.04%) QA
6 3 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.52%) GPG13
8 1 (0.26%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 215 (55.84%) Active Directory
2 153 (39.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 131 (34.03%) Hyper-V
4 30 (7.79%) XenApp
5 29 (7.53%) vSphere
6 22 (5.71%) Terminal Services
7 11 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (2.34%) MetaFrame
9 7 (1.82%) Docker
9 7 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (1.04%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.78%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.78%) vCloud
12 3 (0.78%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.52%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.52%) UAG
Systems Management
1 40 (10.39%) SCCM
2 24 (6.23%) Backup Exec
3 23 (5.97%) WSUS
4 18 (4.68%) vCenter Server
5 15 (3.90%) Microsoft Clustering
6 13 (3.38%) SCOM
7 7 (1.82%) FortiGate
7 7 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (1.82%) Pingdom
8 5 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (1.04%) DatAdvantage
9 4 (1.04%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.78%) Nagios
10 3 (0.78%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.78%) vRealize
11 1 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 276 (71.69%) Microsoft
2 205 (53.25%) VMware
3 98 (25.45%) Cisco
4 67 (17.40%) Citrix
5 52 (13.51%) HP
6 31 (8.05%) Dell
7 28 (7.27%) Juniper
8 25 (6.49%) Veeam
9 21 (5.45%) Symantec
9 21 (5.45%) ZyXEL
10 17 (4.42%) Avaya
10 17 (4.42%) SonicWALL
11 16 (4.16%) Red Hat
12 15 (3.90%) 3PAR
12 15 (3.90%) Draytek
12 15 (3.90%) WatchGuard
13 14 (3.64%) F5
13 14 (3.64%) ProCurve
13 14 (3.64%) Veritas
14 10 (2.60%) Apple